Saturday, February 24, 2024

Cycling brothers embark on new European charity journey

Scunthorpe cycling brothers Phil and Rob Aitken are embarking on another European cycling trip to raise money for charity.
The pair are riding a 440-mile route around a ‘Brittany Loop’. Said Phil: “It’s a generally more challenging ride though with longer days and more elevation (hills) which appeals to Rob a whole lot more than it appeals to me, but its good to challenge yourself (I think!)”
They are raising money for the Freemasons’ charity the MCF, which gives £60,000 a day to non-masonic charities.

Freemason Phil, and member of Industry Lodge in Scunthorpe, said: “The ride will be

440 miles with 12,700feet of hills. We’ll average 63 miles per day with 1,884 feet of climbing, which is definitely pushing the envelope for me, but we’re really looking forward to the challenge.
“As usual, we are unsupported – we carry ALL out own luggage, spares, tools etc which makes the hills even harder!”
Phil has promised to post daily Facebook blogs with pictures and information about the region the pair are cycling through.
Phil added: “Please feel free to donate, to support or even just read my blogs and enjoy – I’m sure it will be another fabulous adventure with my big Brother Rob! If you want to see for yourselves the good the MCF does, please look at the following link –

https://mcf.org.uk

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